POPULAR JOB: David Hyde, of Coraki, has one of the most popular occupations in the Lower Richmond.
POPULAR JOB: David Hyde, of Coraki, has one of the most popular occupations in the Lower Richmond. Samantha Elley

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HAVE you ever wondered what type of work people in your local area do?

According to the last census held in 2011 and recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the most popular occupation in the Lower Richmond is a tradesperson living in Coraki.

David Hyde of D&K's House Washing and Tree Lopping is one of the 17.14% (163 people) of tradespeople in the working population of Coraki.

"I was trained in Lismore to be a tree lopper and have been doing that for 18 years," he said.

"When the kids grew up, my wife went back to study and I took a break from working for a while.

"I've just started the business up again in the last two and a half months."

David's wife Kelly is an Aboriginal mental health worker at Lismore Community Mental Health after studying for her Bachelor degree in Health Science.

Professionals like Kelly in Coraki make up 11.6% (103 people) of the working population.

Professionals in Evans Head are the most popular occupation there, making up 16.53% of the working population.

In both the Woodburn and Broadwater areas and the village of Wardell tradespeople were also a popular occupation with 16.97% and 17.16% respectively of their working population in the "hands on'' industry.

Least popular occupations included drivers and machinery operators in Coraki and Evans Head and clerical jobs in Woodburn/Broadwater and Wardell.



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